DIY mexican tile coasters.

SAMSUNG CSCClearly, I love a good DIY, so when I saw these mexican tiles at a flea market, I instantly thought, “coasters!,” and knew they were coming home with me. 1) Because these are the perfect size, shape and pattern for coasters, 2) much cheaper to make, than buy, 3) because I didn’t have any yet. Yes, there are endless options of coaster sets around, but there’s something about making your own home decor that makes me feel so creative, especially when it comes out looking more Anthro, and less kindergarden craft time.

What you’ll need: Four tiles, scissors, hot glue gun, cork board (about 1/2 cm thick).

Instructions: Cut the cork board to measure just under the rim of the tiles (my tiles were 4×4, so I cut the cork to 3 7/8 x 3 7/8). Hot glue one edge of the cork and firmly place onto the tile. Continue gluing until the entire back side of the tile is covered. Repeat until all are finished. *I decided to lightly brush the edges with gold paint, but you can always leave the tiles in their natural state!
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Weekend Details.

Screen Shot 2015-03-28 at 8.46.55 PMThis was quite the weekend in Austin and my burnt to a crisp skin can vouch for it. We hit the mid 80’s yesterday, so naturally, the city was full of people jogging the trail, paddle boarding and enjoying the sunshine, aka summer is on the horizon! Yay! It wasn’t all sun basking though, thanks to my to-do list, which included a calligraphy class with Laurel Essl, from Blue Eye Brown Eye, at Mockingbird Domestics (my weekend gig!) and hitting up Round Top for the Antique Festival – more to come on that this week. Phew, that was quite the mouthful, clearly I love to stay busy! Here are some other things that have been catching my eye this weekend. What have you been up to? Fill me in, I’d love to hear!

Interested in learning other typography? Brush lettering perhaps? Sign up for a class here!

City Wide Garage Sale is another place to score some vintage finds.

A closet remodel is on the horizon, what do you think of these ideas? All tips/suggestions welcome!

This is just another reason why Chartreuse is still my favorite color.

Have y’all heard of Timehop? I’m actually addicted.

I’m absolutely digging this tuxedo dress look! Just purchased one – details soon! In the meantime, follow my Pinterest board for more fashion inspiration.

Recipe for the week: Watermelon radish, orange, and goat cheese salad. OMG!

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Street Style and Spring Transitions.

construction1Well, the past few days have been quite the whirlwind, to say the least! SXSW wrapped up, I headed up to Fort Worth for a wedding this weekend (which was b.e.a-utiful) and spring cleaning has been number #1 on my to-do list. Seriously, where the heck does the time go?

I’m pretty excited though, because Spring has officially kicked off and that means tan lines, wake surfing and endless days of sunshine (in conjunction with extreme heat), are in the near future. This is also a time of seasonal transition, where stores have random assortments of inventory and you wonder if sandals paired with that all white outfit are socially acceptable yet, which can really toy with your fashion emotions.

I am loving this look because it is totally neutral ground – a casual earthy color shirt, minimal accessories and this cream leather skirt, which is having a major moment lately. The palette is not too bold for the roller coaster weather we are experiencing here in Austin either (you know, gloomy one day, 80 and sunny the next). Needless to say, I’m ready for this transition season to be over. Summer wherey’at?

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construction4La Maison Shirt, ZARA. Leather Skirt, F21. Block Heel Sandals (purchased in Spain), similar here. Tommy Hilfiger Bag (old), similar here.

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Officially Spring!

Although the Northeast is getting hit with yet another snow storm, and it’s raining here in Austin, today is officially the first day of Spring. AND I love it! It seems that the start of every season, I always think “okay, this is definitely my favorite season,” but I really think Spring is. I get such a serge of energy and motivation, truly no better feeling (other than getting fresh flowers from mah boo). Also, nothing screams Spring more than linen dresses, beachy waves and fresh blooms ready for the pickin’, and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the beginning of sunny skies, than making some floral crowns. Sure, they may be typical festival wear, but they’re still a perfect way to dress up a fun birthday party or wear just because.

What you’ll need: Aluminum wire, wire cutters, electrical tape, flowers (fake, real, whatever), twine.
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St. Patrick’s Day entertaining.

Fact: Green is definitely my favorite color (chartreuse to be exact), so naturally, I think St. Patrick’s Day and I have something in common. BUT that’s about it. I’m not a huge beer drinking (anymore, at least) and even after all my attempts, I still haven’t won the lotto, a raffle, or anything in between. Nevertheless, I still love to get into the holiday spirit, especially if there is some sort of crafting involved, clearly. If you plan on hosting a St. Patty’s Day shindig, this is by far the easiest thing you can make to ensure none of your guests get pinched. And it’s a pretty sweet way to add some entertainment decor to get the party in the spirit. Because everyone loves a four leaf clover!

What you’ll need: Different shades of green felt, scissors, a pen and straws. Brace yourself, that’s it.

Directions: Cut your felt into 2×2 inch squares. Fold them in half and draw the Letter B (it doesn’t have to be exact). Then cut around the letter – this should start to remind you of making perfectly symmetrical hearts in grade school. Cut a small hole in the middle, place on the staw and enjoy your elementary grade DIY! So easy and so cute!

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